Last week at the Republican convention, when people chanted ‘Lock Her Up!’ the media was shocked and horrified. They described the people doing the chants as violent and worse.
Will the media say the same thing now that people are chanting ‘Lock Her Up!’ at the Democratic convention?
Bernie Sanders supporters chant “lock her up,” protesting Hillary at the DNC
A protest of thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters involving two giant inflatable marijuana joints in Philadelphia on the first day of the Democratic National Convention showed that the rift among the party’s voters is deeper than ever. It followed the release of nearly 20,000 emails that revealed how top officials from the Democratic National Committee failed to remain neutral in the primary, hoping to undermine Sanders’ campaign.
“The emails proved to everyone what we knew all along: that the election was rigged against Bernie,” said Kylie Fitzsimmons, a 27-year-old server from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
A common slogan at the rally and march was “DemExit:” a threat that if the Democratic Party does not change its “corrupt” ways during the convention, people will start leaving the party in protest. “Because [the DNC] pushed out Bernie, the people’s choice, we will exit the party,” explained the term Anthony, a server from Denver, Colorado who didn’t want to give his last name. “It’s a reaction to betrayal,” added T.A. Wierschke, a union plumber from Chicago. A number of people said they were holding out to make their decision to leave Democratic ranks until Thursday, the last day of the convention.
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Tell us media, is the phrase still offensive when Democrats say it?